Walmart bans woman for cake theft— A woman in Wichita Falls has been banned by Walmart after she reportedly ate half of a cake and refused to pay for the uneaten half, according to the Wichita Falls Times Record News.
Jeff Hughes, a spokesman for the Wichita Falls Police Department spokesman, said in a statement that police received a report June 25 of a woman who had entered the Walmart, ate half of a cake and refused to pay for the other half.
The reason why she refused to pay is not clear. But people on twitter has taking the opportunity to fun of the story, claiming it was not them.
According to the Times Record News, the woman was banned from the store by police for the theft. The police did not report whether the woman was banned for a few months, or if its a permanent lifelong ban.
It’s not the first time that such blatant act of thieving has occurred in a Walmart. Indeed, Walmart has a reputation of attracting the weird crowd. Back in January, the story of the Pringles wine-guzzling suspect went viral. In that case, which happened at another Wichita Falls Walmart, police received a call about a woman drinking wine from the Pringles can while riding on an electric shopping cart in the parking lot.
Walmart employees had requested officers ban the woman who reportedly made the parking lot ride for several hours starting around 6:30 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found the woman in a nearby restaurant and notified her that she had been barred from the Walmart location.
The story garnered national attention, with late night host Stephen Colbert mentioning the incident while drinking from a can of the chips and “The Late Show’s” Twitter account tweeting about it.
Walmart was also in the news recently for another cake-related issue. A resident of Pasadena, Texas, USA, had the unpleasant surprise of being served a styrofoam cake after ordering a real one from Walmart.
Marsy Flores had ordered a cake from the supermarket specialist to celebrate the graduation of her daughter Lea Nava. “It was very important to me,” explained the mother. But when they day came nothing seemed to be ready.
A manager offered her to choose any of the few cakes ready for sale because the one initially ordered was not available. She decorated it and even adds a picture of the young graduate. But when the moment of tasting arrives at the small reception, the family got the surprise of their lifetime. Below the cream and edible decorations, instead of a real cake, they found a Styrofoam replacement.
The family posted pictures of the cake on Facebook. The images provoked a wave of indignation and have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Walmart subsequently offered the mother a $60 gift card in lieu of compensation and told the local channel that the incident was due to a misunderstanding.